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Kirupa Pushparaj

Kirupa Pushparaj

Square, Inc.
Director, Intellectual Property
San Francisco, CA, USA


Kirupa Pushparaj is the director of intellectual property at Square, Inc., where he helps build Square’s patent and trademark portfolios, and also manages their IP litigation, copyright, domain, and trade secret practices. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of the Pacific and at Stanford Law School, where he teaches patent drafting and prosecution law. 

Before working at Square, he was patent counsel for Lab126, the digital products arm of Amazon.com, and also practiced intellectual property law at Perkins Coie LLP prior to that. Before starting his practice of law, he was a senior design engineer at Intel Corp., working on circuit design and semiconductor process technology.

He also serves on the boards of the Silicon Valley IP law Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Silicon Valley), and the San Francisco Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Committee.
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